Curious about the top restaurants on the less traveled side of the Danube? Visit Bobo in Rózsadomb, an exclusive residential area but reachable within ten minutes from Pest. The restaurant's stated mission is to draw Budapest's Bobos (a term made popular in David Brooks's "Bobos in Paradise"), people who harbor both bourgeois and bohemian sentiments.

The beautifully refurbished 1885 estate, once the playground of the Hungarian aristocracy, puts Bobo a notch above Budapest's chic bistros, but it’s also more casual than hushed fine dining venues. The short menu draws inspiration from dishes once popular in Budapest and Vienna during Austria-Hungary (1867-1918), featuring goulash soup, foie gras, paprikash, schnitzel, freshwater pike-perch (fogas), all plated delicately and served on white linen. Crown your meal with the yeast buns drenched in vanilla custard (aranygaluska) or the sweet cottage cheese dumplings (túrógombóc), both of which pair nicely with a glass of Tokaji wine. Mains range €16-23.

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